George Lopez Biography – Comedian And Actor

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George Lopez Biography

George Lopez is a well-known comedian and actor. Image Source: Social Media.

Last updated on July 5th, 2022 at 12:05 pm

“In life, there’s a yin and a yang and a balance. And when you don’t have balance, you have comedy.” You must have heard this line, which was said by one of the well-known comedians, George Lopez. He is primarily recognized for appearing in his self-produced ABC sitcom. Besides doing stand-up comedies, he is also an actor and host of a talk show.

Many might not know that his childhood was neglectful and traumatic. Also, Lopez has a lot of interesting facts, which we will go into more detail in this biography.

Neglectful And Emotionally Abusive Upbringing

The comedian was born George Edward Lopez on April 23, 1961, in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. He was brought into this world by Anastasio Lopez and Frieda Lopez. However, he has defined his childhood as neglectful and emotionally abusive.

George Lopez’s father left when he was a newborn. On the other hand, George’s mother remarried and relocated to a new place when he was ten. After being abandoned by his parents, the actor was raised by his maternal grandmother, Benita Gutierrez, and her second husband.

Furthermore, Lopez graduated from San Fernando High School in 1979.

George Lopez Net Worth – $45 Million

Before starting his television career, the comedian worked at a factory where his grandmother worked. After some time, he pursued comedy and has been working in the entertainment industry since then. So, his earnings are dependent on his career, and thanks to them, George Lopez’s net worth is $45 million.

In 1980, the humorist worked on the stand-up circuit. While working there, he starred on TV shows like Comedy Club and The Arsenio Hall Show. He progressed daily and became a successful comedian by the late 1980s, as he started performing in the clubs. To be more precise, Lopez was able to attract people quickly, which eventually helped him appear on TV shows and comedy specials.

In addition, the talented personality started releasing his albums. He first released his comedy album named Alien Nation in 1996. It was followed by, Right Now Right Now in 2001. Finally, in 2003, Lopez released Team Leader, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the best comedy album. So by looking at his career, he must have amassed a large sum of money.

George has also starred in numerous movies like The Spy Next Door, Valentine’s Day, Balls Of Fury, At last, and many more. In 2020, he released his Netflix show George Lopez: We’ll Do It For Half. He also has several businesses: Chingon Bakery, Chingon Kitchen, Chingon Golf Supply, and many more.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the movies Lopez has been involved in and their box office collections:

Movies Box Office Collection
Rio $483.8M
Spare Parts $3.7M
The Spy Next Door $62.5M
The Smurfs $563.7M
The Tax Collector $1.3M

Table Source: IMDb

Having acted in such commercially successful projects, the comedian must have earned a lot. Also, Celebrity Net Worth estimates Lopez’s salary to be $12 million annually. Hence, George Lopez’s net worth of $45 million is no surprise. Thanks to his enormous earnings, he has been able to purchase many properties. For instance, George bought a house in Los Angeles for $2.67M in 2014.

Failed Relationship

Talking about the tv personality’s marital life, Lopez was previously married to Ann Serrano, an actress and producer. The ex-duo tied the knot in 1993. However, the former pair have not disclosed how they met.

Unfortunately, the former husband and wife couldn’t make it work forever and called their marriage off in 2011 after a remarkable 18 years together. Ann filed a divorce claiming “irreconcilable differences.”

George Lopez Ex-Wife
George Lopez was previously married to Ann Serrano. Image Source: Mayan Lopez’s Instagram.

Nevertheless, the ex-duo had a strong bond during their married years. For instance, George Lopez’s ex-wife donated one of her kidneys to him in 2005 after he suffered from kidney disease and needed a transplant to survive. Following that, Ann and George served as Honorary Chairmen of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk Program in 2005.

Blessed With A Daughter

After being married for three years, George and his ex-spouse gave birth to their little bundle of joy, Mayan Lopez, on April 2, 1996. George Lopez’s daughter has followed in his footsteps and is now an actress and producer.

Mayan is best known for her work in Kill Her! Mata La!, Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie, and Mr.Troop Mom. Also, Mayan’s parents still keep in touch now and share a friendly relationship, as evident by her frequent posts on Instagram.


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Moreover, the dad-daughter duo seems to have an amazing bond. She often hangs out with him and her mom and expresses her love towards them on her social media posts.

Overall, the stand-up comedian appears to be living a lavish lifestyle. He seems to be embracing his life. We wish he earns more fame and fortune in the days to come.

Trivia And Facts

  • George has his own podcast, which goes by OMG Hi.
  • He has also published three books.
  • Lopez has 1.4M followers on his Instagram as of now.